audibleRVA Maps

Music doesn’t just happen anywhere.

Click here to view an ongoing arcGIS project mapping music and sound in RVA and explore the dynamic layers to see how music and noise correlate with income, employment, policing, property-values, demographics . . .


We will be posting more maps below as we continue to develop and upgrade them.

Overall RVA Noise Complaints.

Impact of 2020 COVID pandemic on RVA live shows.

Virtual shows, indicated by large points, picked up shortly after lockdown. These were more appropriate to certain kinds of genres–folk, singer-songwriter, DJs, classical duets–than others–metal, fuller ensembles. Demographics indicated by blue shading (click tract for full breakdown).